'''Dean Baker''' (born July 13, 1958) is an United States|American macroeconomist
and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research
, with Mark Weisbrot
. He previously was a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute
and an assistant professor of economics at Bucknell University
. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan
Since 1996 Baker has been the author of a weekly online commentary on economic reporting. The ''Economic Reporting Review'' was published from 1996 to 2006; subsequently he has continued this commentary on his weblog ''Beat The Press,'' which was formerly published at ''The American Prospect
'', but is now located at the CEPR website.